The Office

Season 4 Episode 7


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 18, 2007 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Michael is quickly going into debt with Jan renovating his condo. He takes on a second job at night to help with his money problems, but doesn't tell anyone. Jim and Pam spend the night at Dwight's farm, which is now a bed and breakfast

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  • I declare this to be a great episode

    Since I declared this to be a great episode it is a very good one. There are many reasons why this episode was amazing. Michael's realtionship first started in season 2 and they officially dated at the end of season 3. It started rocky and never had been smooth. At this point Jan is out of a job and doesn't seem to be looking for one and seems content to suck whatever finances Michael has. I think it's funny how much Jan walks over Michael.

    Meanwhile Dwight has decided to open up a bed and breakfast at Schrute Farms. Jim and Pam decide get a room at it in supporting and or mocking him. Their time at Schrute Farms was pretty memorable. When they got up to the farm you see Moose running alongside. This may have been my first time seeing him. Yes he was in season 2 but I don't think that I have season 2 when I first saw this episode. Moose was pretty funny in this episode. Dwight's crying was pretty memorable. It sounds like an animal. I also enjoyed that Dwight really tried to cater to Pam and Jim's needs.

    Andy tries start a relationship with Angela with the "help" of Jim and Pam. I enjoyed how Jim and Pam both tried to help and not help Andy with Angela knowing her history. Andy successfully does get Angela for a date with the help of a cat. This sends Dwight downward into the deepest depression he has been at this point. It was nice of Jim to help get Dwight of it. It was one of the nicest Dwight and Jim moments of the series and that includes this season. After this talk Jim realizes he loves Pam. This was a very great moment.

    At this time Michael has a new part time selling weight loss pills over the phone. His time at this company was very interesting. He was popular among his employees. Some things were the same like Michael interrupting a meeting that he is not leading and him making an assumption of someone's homeland. I loved the reference to the movie from season 2. One of the best Michael lines happened in this episode when he declares bankruptcy. It was really funny how he thought just declaring it meant he started the process. At the end when Jan comes to get him it was one of the few times she gave in a bit but not really. All the stuff that happened in this episode with Jan and Michael did set up what would happen in a later episode that was almost as good as this

    In my book this is a top ten episode of the series.moreless
  • 404

    You know what I'm really tired of? These our long specials that go absolutely nowhere. Everything about this episode gave me a headache. Nothing about this episode was funny. Did this feel like the Office to you? Honestly, did it? Because it feels like I'm watching an entirely different show. People who are giving this episode good ratings are way off. I found myself laughing that ANYONE would give this episode a 10. You know there are better episodes, don't you? Jan is the most unlikable character, and giving her all this airtime just annoyed me. Does anyone really care about Darryl & Kelly's relationship? Honestly?

    The only thing I ask of this show is to be funny, but lately, the episodes have been kind of sour. I think this is the point in which Jim & Pam started to get really annoying. Yeah, as early as season four, I found myself rolling my eyes at Jim being pushed by Pam to go to talk to Dwight about Angela.

    At the rate this season is going, I would advise you to skip to the finale of this season, because honestly, you wouldn't be missing much.moreless
  • What century is this?

    While I did not care so much about Michael's money problems storyline I did enjoy the Pam/Jim/Dwight storyline and I really like the Darryl/Kelly relationship that is developing.

    I find it very endearing that Jim and Pam are so protective of Dwight right now, in his time of need, to the extent that they paid to spend the night at his B&B and endured the oddness that was Mose. I mean who uses an outhouse and doesn't latch the door closed? I think my favorite parts were Jim comforting Dwight in the stairwell and the nighttime bed story. Harry Potter and Jim/Pam snuggles. Good stuff.moreless
  • The last of hour long episodes for a while, so a LOT happened.

    Ummm this episode was AMAZING. I loved how much heart was in this episode. I love the moments when Michael triumphs and is somewhat normal. Shrute Farm was awesome, there were a lot of Jim and Pam moments that just showed how great they are for each other. While I do like Dwight and Angela together, I think the love triangle between them and Andy is developing pretty well. I really like Kelly and Daryl, too. Jan and Michael really confuse me. If Jan would straighten up (which hopefully will happen after this episode) then I could see them being happy, but I guess we'll see!moreless
  • near perfect

    This was the sweetest episode. Jim and Pam were great. Dwight was heartbreaking. Andy and Angela as a couple actual does kind of make sense. And Micheal displayed is excellent planning skills again by trying to run the rails. Okay I guess I'll just start naming my favorite parts as much in the time line of the episode as I can. I've only seen it once thus far. - Jim's face when Pam says two when making reservations with Dwight for the beet farm.

    - Jim describing how he pictured is first trip away with Pam as only have less manure not none at all.

    - Dwight reading them Harry Potter at bed time and Jam curled up on the bed.

    -Andy's "game" and his explanation of why he and Angela could work. And Pam's reaction.. she agreed but she couldn't did that to Dwight or Andy or Angela.

    - Micheal explanation that there was much hope for him understanding the Power Point even if he'd study and look at it before time. - Jim telling Dwight about why he felt and how bad he had felt. Dwight bouncing back by creating his desk boundaries again. - (the best for last) Jim coming back in after talking to Dwight and just being so happy he wasn't in that place anymore and of course Italian food.

    As you can tell I'm a huge Pam and Jim fan; however, I love just about everyone on the office. This episode seemed near perfect to me.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Oscar: Hey, I just wanted you to know that you can't just say the word bankruptcy and expect anything to happen.
      Michael: I didn't say it, I declared it.

    • Oscar: Michael, are you having money problems?
      Michael: Monkey problems. No, I'm not having monkey problems. Why would I have monkey problems?
      Oscar: You heard me correctly.
      Michael: Oh, I hate monkeys.

    • Andy: You need to set me up with her (Angela). I know she told you that she's looking, and she's totally not responding to my moves.
      Pam: What moves?
      Andy: I've moonwalked past accounting like ten times.

    • Michael: We will find another way! Well, ask... Power Point.
      Oscar: Michael, this is a presentation tool.
      Michael: YOU are a presentation TOOL!

    • Jim: (confessional) You know I just realized, this is Pam's and my first night away together. I used to play it over in my head, and it was just a little bit different. Maybe a, uh, nice hotel, or a romantic dinner? Wine. But wine that wasn't made out of beets. Didn't think Dwight would be involved at all. And, uh, I always imagined less manure. I mean some manure. Just, less.

    • Jim: You running a bed and breakfast?
      Dwight: It's not a B&B. (confessional) Agritourism is a lot more than a bed and breakfast. It consists of tourists coming to a farm, showing them around, giving them a bed, giving them breakfast.

    • (Everyone is sitting in the conference room for a meeting)
      Ryan: Okay Michael, why don't you start us off?
      Michael: Erm ... that wasn't much of an introduction.
      Ryan: ... Ladies and gentlemen, your boss Michael Scott.
      Michael: Still lame! (sarcastically) Thank you Ryan for that wonderful introduction.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Pam calls Dwight's Bed and Breakfast "Beets Motel" which refers to the Bates Motel from the 1959 novel, Psycho, by Robert Bloch, adapted to film by Alfred Hitchcock.